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Today at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
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Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
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Tomorrow at Main (11:30 AM)
Bring your lunch, a book or a friend and enjoy live musical performances at the …


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Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
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Tomorrow at Northwest (3:00 PM)
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Saturday at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Have some fun on your own making  the craft of the week!  All material…


Saturday at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Meditation for Beginners is a guided 12-17 minute meditative practice created by…


Saturday at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Read your favorite book to a Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association animal. Each c…


Saturday at New Lebanon (2:00 PM)
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Saturday at Wilmington (3:00 PM)
Coloring is a relaxing activity, especially for adults. Come out and treat yours…


Monday at Belmont (9:30 AM)
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Monday at Kettering (10:00 AM)
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Monday at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
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Monday at Huber Heights (12:30 PM)
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Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Google Drive, formerly Google Docs, is a file storage and synchronization servic…


Monday at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
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Monday at Northwest (2:00 PM)
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Monday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
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Monday at Northmont (3:00 PM)
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Monday at Trotwood (3:00 PM)
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Monday at Miamisburg (3:30 PM)
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Monday at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
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Monday at Huber Heights (5:00 PM)
Every year, participants in National Novel Writing Month attempt to complete a …


Monday at Madden Hills (5:30 PM)
Come watch blockbuster movies for free!…


Monday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
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Monday at Miamisburg (6:00 PM)
After taking Word Basics, or if you already have a working knowledge of Word Bas…

           

Dayton Metro Library Selects Architects

The Dayton Metro Library has selected the Dayton Design Collaborative – a partnership among LWC, Levin Porter, and Ruetschle – to be the Architect of Record for the first segment of its facilities plan. These three local firms will work with Group 4 Architecture, a national firm with extensive library experience, to design five distinct facilities. The first five projects are: renovate and expand the Main Library downtown; build a new neighborhood library in Northwest Dayton that will be the largest branch in the system; renovate and expand the Miami Township branch; renovate the historic E.C. Doren branch; and establish an operations center to reduce costs by moving support functions out of the Main Library.

Four other firms were pre-qualified for consideration for the 13 projects slated for the remaining three segments of the facilities plan:

  • Bostwick Design Partnership with APP Architecture
  • HBM Architects
  • John Poe Architects and Annette Miller Architects
  • Matrix/Moody-Nolan

"When interviewing the finalists we wanted to be certain the firms selected really understood the special mission of a library," said Tim Kambitsch, Dayton Metro Library Executive Director. "These cannot just be attractive buildings. They must also be functional, cost effective, and lasting," he said.

The firms were selected by a committee comprised of members of the Dayton Metro Library Board of Trustees and senior library staff after reviewing proposals received through an open Request for Qualifications process. The RFQ specified a team approach to ensure that the project will be designed by professionals with a strong local presence and proven expertise creating libraries for 21st century needs. The Architect of Record had to be a Montgomery County firm, and proposals were scored on the quality and capacity of the local firm. Other selection criteria included documented experience creating inspiring library designs, quality of supporting consultants, experience with Main libraries, and the ability to design all projects in the initial segment.

"We are excited about the capabilities and vision the selected firms will bring to the process to transform our libraries to meet the current and future needs of our community," said Kambitsch.

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